Check out example codes for "polling data source c# using threads". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

int delay = 1;
var cancellationTokenSource = new CancellationTokenSource();
var token = cancellationTokenSource.Token;
var listener = Task.Factory.StartNew(() =>
{
    while (true)
    {
        // poll source

        Thread.Sleep(delay);
        if (token.IsCancellationRequested)
            break;
    }

    // cleanup, e.g. close connection
}, token, TaskCreationOptions.LongRunning, TaskScheduler.Default);

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